Blair is here with a solo episode for you all about the power of storytelling. What is your story? What do you want your legacy to be?
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that's a legacy piece. You know, storytelling, I would say is kind of like a healing tool. And and, you know, even good stories, like they're part of your process, healing and growth, I believe, go hand in hand. And it's my mission to be here on this earth to help empower others to heal and to share their stories and listen to other people's stories. That's why I do the global Resilience Project. That's why I created this social media empowerment pillars for thought leadership, which is my seven, you know, shot seven pillar system, for what should be in your social strategy. If you want to be seen as a thought leader, it all comes back to storytelling. So if you were talking to the younger version of you, or if you were a mentor to someone who is coming up a similar path, you're still story can help shape them, your story of you now kind of helped shape you in, you know, the younger version of you. So just remember that your story becomes your legacy, every moment in time makes a difference. And so I think also, you know, people say to me, Blair, like I don't want to share this much stuff on social media, and like, you know what, that is completely, okay. Because social media essentially is, you know, a space where you get to control and choose what you do, what you say, when you say it, how you say it, I don't know, there's all these rules about algorithms, and when to post and what to post and whatnot, but you actually are in control. And when you show up authentically, and you show up with purpose, and passion, or at least created, you know, creatively, like you take a cool photo, and you post it or whatnot. That's what starts to tell your story. It shows how you see the world. It shows how you show up. Sometimes storytelling is about what you say, and what you do and what you don't say and what you don't do. And you know, this episode is short and sweet, just like me. But I want, I want you to feel empowered, I want you to feel empowered to tell your story. And if you're thinking what, what is my story, I want you to think back to when you were a child. What did you want to be when you grew up? What did you want to be? So I found some diary entries, and I kept writing about how I wanted to write and publish a book of poems. I forgot about all of that. Then in my like, later years, I believe in my like, teens, I decided I wanted to be a psychologist. And I work towards that. And then in university after my first year, I realized, Oh, I'm a little too fucked up. I need one, I should not become one. And then I went into public relations. But it's interesting, because as a little kid, I wanted to publish books. And I forgot about that. I forgot about that. I remember writing poetry. And I remember like, listening to Enya and lighting candles, I'm shaking my lights and writing moody poetry because I was a depressed, you know, child of divorce. And so, but I forgot about all of that. I forgot about those dreams. And fast forward. I've now published two books and self. Sorry, co authored three books, and I have a couple more books coming down the pipeline. So like, that is a story right there. So I invite you if you're like, I don't know what stories to tell or how to tell my story. Start with thinking about when you were younger, what did you want to be? Or what didn't you want to be? And what is the path you took to getting where you are today? You know, and where you are today, doesn't mean you're gonna be here in 10 years or might be but start with talking about your journey, started talking about what you want it to be why you want it to be that way. What you know what? left turns and right turns you tuck? And then think about what is that legacy you want to leave? You know, in 50 years from now, 100 years from now, what do you want your lineage to talk about? You? What do you want them to say about you? What is the legacy you're going to leave? So I can't wait to see all your stories. If you are listening to this, and you want to share it on social media, share your story and you feel inspired. Tag me I'm at Blair from Blair land on Instagram, Blair Kaplan, Venables on Facebook and LinkedIn. But just remember, you know, there's no wrong way to show up and tell your story. You know, at best, you are in control. And I think telling your story and showing up is a big part of the success journey. And I look forward to learning more about you. And I look forward to you. Following my journey Theresa's journey, our journey of this podcast, and just know that your story is still being written. Thanks for tuning in to another episode, my premiere my first solo episode of dissecting success. Until next time, friends. Peace.Theresa Lambert:
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